It takes a lot of hard work to run a competitive Late Model team. The hours spent in the shed preparing a race winning car are astronomical, and then when you add in the extra hours that the CEO of LMRAWA would have to do and you are looking at a massive commitment.
The man in that position right now is Jay Cardy and he is very familiar with the hours it takes, spending a lot of time over the last few seasons organizing tracks, sponsors and of course the LMRAWA committee along with his own car.
Although disappointed by his racing efforts last season, Cardy can still hold his head high after claiming seven heat wins and finishing on the podium once in feature races.
“We were not where we thought we should have been,” muses Cardy. “We finished fourth or fifth overall, but didn’t have the pace during feature races. That being said, we had the pace earlier in the night, but in the feature we dropped back and struggled to challenge for the win.”
Now Cardy is ready and raring to go once again and this time they are confident that have everything it takes to be up towards the pointy end come feature time.
“We have worked hard most of the off season on developing our cars,” says Cardy. “We feel that we have improved what was our biggest issue last year. We were going to build a new chassis but we are confident in what we have and will hopefully start work over the summer to debut it for the start of next year.”
With the issues appearing to be sorted, Cardy is determined to get some runs on the board and to be back challenging for the XLI Pro Dirt Series win.
“Last year we were plagued by poor luck. After working with our suppliers over the winter we are ready to get back after the series championship and we feel we have the package to get it done.”
The team is also excited to welcome on board a new sponsors in Supreme Windows, as well as welcoming back GPPD. To further enhance the sponsors, the team will also have an interesting new livery which is something they are all excited about.